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LOTRO Legendarium: It’s long past time to delete legendary items from Lord of the Rings Online

Mines of Moria was easily the most ambitious expansion that Lord of the Rings Online created. Not only did it implement the...

Lord of the Rings Online composer revives his music company after ponzi scheme fiasco

Two years after fraud ruined his company, Chance Thomas is back. The Academy Award-winning composer (and composer of great portions of Lord of...

LOTRO Legendarium: Speculating on the Brawler class

You have to imagine that there's some frustration over at Standing Stone Games this past week. The studio wants us all to be focused...

LOTRO Legendarium: Ranking LOTRO’s expansions from worst to best

Every once in a while, it's a lot of fun to sit down and rank things in your favorite geeky franchises. A while back,...

Massively Overthinking: Deleting pieces of MMOs to save them

Two ideas floated across my virtual desk in recent weeks, neither directly relating to MMORPGs, but they put the nugget of an idea in...

LOTRO Legendarium: Five ideas for special servers in Lord of the Rings Online

At PAX East recently, Standing Stone Games teased some details of Lord of the Rings Online's future. I'm going to hold off...

LOTRO Legendarium: Revisiting Riders of Rohan in Lord of the Rings Online

It's finally time: We're heading back to Rohan. On Lord of the Rings Online's progression servers, at least -- the live servers...

LOTRO Legendarium: How did Lord of the Rings Online do in 2019?

When we gave Lord of the Rings Online the award this year for the Most Underrated MMORPG on the market, it came...
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LOTRO Legendarium: A timeline of Lord of the Rings Online from 1994 to 2019

When I wrapped up writing my previous LOTRO column on the game's first year of live operation, I felt that I had left...

LOTRO Legendarium: The first year of LOTRO’s operation

It was April 24th, 2007. World of Warcraft players were deep into The Burning Crusade, SOE had just launched Vanguard, and the...

LOTRO Legendarium: The bounty of adventuring options in Lord of the Rings Online

I can't recall the last time I felt pulled in two different directions in an MMORPG, but over the past couple of weeks,

LOTRO Dwarves delve too deep, progression players rush in to see

Dust off that goat and ride fiercely into Khazad-dûm, for the vast underground kingdom is finally open for business on Lord of...

LOTRO’s progression server unlocks Moria this Thursday

A week after Lord of the Rings Online spent several consecutive days in the dark, the Tolkien MMORPG is preparing to send...

LOTRO Legendarium: Is Moria amazing – or agonizing?

In about a month, Lord of the Rings Online's progression servers will unlock their first expansion and take us deep into the mines...

Lord of the Rings Online hypes up dragons, 64-bit client, and Minas Morgul

Last week's GenCon in Indy turned out to be a surprising source of information for fans of Standing Stone Games. First we found out...

Perfect Ten: The best expansions for specific MMOs

Looking over the past two decades or so, MMORPGs have grown by leaps and bounds with regular releases, events, and (of course) expansion...

LOTRO Legendarium: A trip back through LOTRO’s expansions

Now that we're in the thick of Lord of the Rings Online: Mordor (which I'm still enjoying very much), my mind has...

LOTRO Legendarium: Mirkwood, the best zone no one remembers

The other day I was continuing on with my Bingo Boffin adventures in Lord of the Rings Online when Mr. Boffin decided he...

LOTRO kicks off 10th anniversary celebration, more musical retrospectives

It might not be Lord of the Rings Online's technical birthday quite yet, but the 10th anniversary celebrations are all ready underway as of...

LOTRO Legendarium: A guide to starting fresh in Lord of the Rings Online

This past week, I received this letter from reader Thurro: "Your recent LOTRO resurgence has my interest, and from the sounds of you...